Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 07:54:30 -0400 From: Malt_Hound <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*yahoo.com"> Subject: Re: Coolant day - help.
Johannes wrote: > > > I couldn't get at this heater hose. As a compromise, I flushed also through > the hose at the top of the radiator to the left. This should be possible > provided you remove the thermostat, but I didn't fancy that. Quite a > job if you want to do it properly. > > I filled up with some Comma Xstream Red. This is silicate free and designed > to protect alu engines and has a 5 year life. It took 4 litres Comma diluted > with 4 litres distilled water (conveniently from a dehumidifier). Why didn't you use the correct coolant? It isn't that expensive. I have never even heard of the stuff that you used, but I know it is not what SAAB calls for. It calls for Glysantin G48, which is what is in the SAAB brand bottles and several others. While the water from your dehumidifier may have been "distilled", I know that the catch tank on mine is always developing some sort of growth in it, so I'm not sure it would be such a good idea either. Heat distilled water has the advantage of also being heat pasturized. Me? I just use my own tap water. But we have relatively neutral pH water here and the mineral content is of no consequence. -- -Fred W Toys for sale, Hey get your toys here: <http://users.adelphia.net/~fredwills/>